Most of those who have experienced Edgewood State Hospital agree it was the most intriguing and impressive
of the Long Island mental asylums. Some of the buildings belonging to the other large Long Island mental
hospitals – Kings Park, and Pilgrim State – are still standing, but their future is unclear. Since
Edgewood State Hospital was demolished in 1989, many urban explorers might have never seen it, or heard of it – and
many are just discovering it.